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Worshiping at the burial site of Jesus Christ in Today in Pictures
A collection of some of the best pictures from the Associated Press A Christian pilgrim holds candles at the church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, during the ceremony of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem's Old City, Saturday. The "holy fire" was passed among worshippers outside the Church and then taken to the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, where tradition ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:21:14 AM


Bessemer officer injured on domestic call
Deputy Chief Mike Roper said the officer fell and hit her head. BESSEMER, Alabama - A Bessemer police officer is en route to the hospital after she was injured while responding to a domestic call. The incident happened on Eight Avenue South in Bessemer about 11 p.m. Deputy Police Chief Mike Roper said the officer got into a struggle on the scene, and fell and hit her head. She was transported to UAB West. No other i...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:29:32 PM
Helena, Pelham police on scene of shooting in Papa Saia's Sports Grille parking lot
HELENA, Alabama -- Helena and Pelham police are on the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of Papa Saia's Sports Grille in Old Town Helena. Detective Sgt. Chris Rollan with the Helena Police Department said officers were told of a man brandishing a gun in the parking lot. "No one inside (the restaurant) was in any danger,"... HELENA, Alabama -- Helena and Pelham police are on the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of Papa Saia's Sports Grill...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Saturday, April 19, 2014 9:17:00 PM
2 children, ages 8 and 2, struck by cars in 2 Birmingham incidents
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Two children suffered non-life-threatening injuries when they were struck by vehicles in two incidents today, according to Birmingham police. Deputy Chief Henry Irby provided these accounts: At approximately 5:45 p.m., an 8-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle at 6935 1st Avenue South. The victim was taken to a local hospital as a precaution. No charges... BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Two children suffered non-life-threaten...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Saturday, April 19, 2014 9:02:00 PM
Forest Hills Neighborhood Association in Fairfield is active again, with meeting April 28, clean-up
The Forest Hills Neighborhood Association in Fairfield is meeting and hosting events again after several years of inactivity, and participants hope to encourage other residents to take more pride in the neighborhood. FAIRFIELD, Alabama -- The Forest Hills Neighborhood Association (FHNA) in Fairfield is active again after a long hiatus, and participants hope to encourage other residents to take pride in the neighborhood and w...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Saturday, April 19, 2014 4:45:27 PM
Long-time Autauga County Commissioner A.G. Carter has died
Autauga County Commissioner A.G. Carter died in his sleep Friday night, according to press reports. PRATTVILLE, Alabama - Autauga County Commissioner A.G. Carter died in his sleep Friday night, according to press reports. His death was confirmed this morning by Coroner Buster Barber, who told The Montgomery Advertiser that Carter died at home. Carter, who has served as commissioner for District 3 since 1992, has suffered ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:14:40 AM
Prosecutors blocked favorable testimony for Birmingham woman convicted of capital murder, lawyer all
Katrina Porter, 32, was convicted Thursday by a jury in the Dec. 22, 2011 brutal beating and shooting death of 51-year-old Barbara Freeman. Katrina Porter   BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- An attorney for a Birmingham woman convicted and sentenced last week to life without the possibility of parole in a 2011 murder case says prosecutors blocked the woman's husband from providing potentially favorable or exculpatory testimony.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:19:23 AM
Forecast: A mostly sunny, mostly warm weekend is in store for Birmingham
With highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s and no rain expected, this weekend should be great for getting outside. View full size National Weather Service With highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s and no rain expected, this weekend should be great for getting outside. Saturday's highs should be in the low 70s and Sunday's should be slightly warmer, according to the National Weather Service . Skies should be partly cloudy S...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Saturday, April 19, 2014 5:45:00 AM
Seeing daddy for the first time in Today in Pictures
A collection of some of the best pictures from the Associated Press Six-week old Ewan Bingham, takes a look at his dad, Lt. Chris Bingham, of Cranford, N.J., after Chris disembarked from the nuclear aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Friday. The carrier strike group is returning from a 9-month deployment. There were 171 babies born to sailors aboard the ship during the deployment, according ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Saturday, April 19, 2014 12:30:45 AM
'God and Jesus Christ said they needed a linebacker': Loved ones mourn loss of Clay-Chalkville junio
Mekail Evans, a rising senior linebacker on the football team, died suddenly Tuesday when he collapsed in the shower after working out at the YMCA. He had a heart condition that had gone unnoticed. Watch video CLAY, Alabama -- Clay-Chalkville High School's football players spent Wednesday and Thursday mourning the sudden death of one of their teammates. They spent Friday remembering him. "When I walked in ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 11:04:00 PM
Cullman man killed in single-car wreck north of Jasper
Jonathan Earl Kennedy, 26, was killed when the 2003 Nissan Sentra he was driving left the roadway on Russell Dairy Road five miles north of Jasper and hit a tree around 11:25 a.m. WALKER COUNTY, Alabama -- A Cullman man was killed in a wreck Friday morning just north of Jasper, according to Alabama State Troopers. Jonathan Earl Kennedy, 26, was killed when the 2003 Nissan Sentra he was driving left the roadway on Russell Dairy ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 10:01:16 PM
Forecast: As the rain disappears, expect a nice weekend in Birmingham
The chances of rain should taper off as the night goes on in the Birmingham area, and the weekend should be pretty sunny and warm, with highs in the 70s. View full size National Weather Service The chances of rain should taper off as the night goes on in the Birmingham area, and the weekend should be pretty sunny and warm, with highs in the 70s, according to the National Weather Service . Looking for something to do...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 8:00:00 PM
Jury deliberations to continue Monday in capital murder trial of teen in 2012 shooting
If convicted of capital murder, Shirell Smith would be one of the first in the Birmingham area to be sentenced under new rules set out by the Alabama Supreme Court for juvenile killers. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A jury will return Monday to continue its deliberations in the capital murder trial of 17-year-old Shirrell Smith, who is charged in the 2012 shooting death of a man in Ensley. The jury deliberated a couple of hours o...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 7:06:27 PM
Alabamians killed in the Bay of Pigs invasion are remembered
About 60 Alabama Air National Guard members participated in a secret mission to overthrow Fidel Castro BIRMINGHAM, Alabama--On a quiet hillside overlooking the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, four aging veterans saluted one of their own Friday. They stood by Lt. Thomas "Pete" Ray's grave as 21 rifles were fired in salute. The solemn notes of "Taps" brought tears to the eyes of the veterans. Ray was one of ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 6:38:12 PM
Hoover school bus fees appear to violate state law, state Superintendent Tommy Bice says
State law prohibits city schools from charging fees to students attending the first six grades. MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Hoover school board's vote Thursday night to charge students a fee to ride school buses next year appears to violate state law, state schools Superintendent Tommy Bice said in a statement this afternoon. Bice, when contacted about the Hoover board's decision this afternoon, issued a written statement, citing...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 5:17:54 PM
Familiar names among candidates seeking Birmingham City Council seat
Voters in the district that includes neighborhoods such as Woodlawn, Norwood, Collegeville, Kingston and Inglenook will select their representative in the special election to replace late Councilwoman Maxine Parker. Community members listen to speakers during the Birmingham City Council meeting. (Tamika Moore | tmoore@al.com)   BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A former school board president and a former councilwoman are ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 5:11:54 PM
Northern Beltline to break ground Monday morning
Construction has begun on the Northern Beltline, and federal and state officials will be on hand Monday morning for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the major transportation project. Gov. Robert Bentley, Federal Highway Administration Acting Director Greg Nadeau and U.S. Congressman Spencer Bachus will be at the event off Highway 75 in Palmerdale. “It's probably the largest economic development impact project the state has ever seen,” said project spokesman Steve Bradley. “The imp...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, April 18, 2014 4:23:00 PM
Highway merging: How, and why it's no time to be too nice or mean
A few weeks ago, I asked for some of your driving pet peeves. Merging -- or the lack of knowledge how to -- almost emerged as a theme it was so common a complaint. This week, I've consulted Kenneth Lindquist, an area driving instructor for several years. I've also flipped through the Alabama Department of Public Safety's driver's manual which... Frank Couch/fcouch@al.com A few weeks ago, I asked for some of your driving pe...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 4:20:36 PM
Christ City Church in Lipscomb to welcome spring with festival, Easter egg hunt, on Saturday
Christ City Church and the A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club will host a spring festival and Easter egg hunt in Lipscomb on Saturday. Easter egg hunt (Mike Kittrell/mkittrell@al.com). LIPSCOMB, Alabama - A young Birmingham church that moved to a permanent home in Lipscomb recently will help the community celebrate Easter on Saturday with a spring festival and egg hunt. The event, featuring such diversions as c...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 4:15:54 PM
Which loans spawned the FDIC’s Superior lawsuit?
As we reported on Thursday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has sued former executives of Superior Bank in an effort to recover at least $44 million in damages incurred following the bank’s 2011 failure. The FDIC included 14 loans in its lawsuit, claiming they illustrate the defendants’ negligence, gross negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. Here’s a look at a couple of those loans: A construction loan for $8.053 million and a term loan for $400,000 to Mainsail Conference Cente...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, April 18, 2014 4:15:00 PM
Wells Fargo cuts 323 positions amid mortgage slowdown
Casualties mounted this week as the mortgage slowdown put another 323 people at Wells Fargo out of work. The cuts occur nationwide, but only one Wells Fargo employee will be affected in the Birmingham market.  Wells, led by CEO John Stumpf, said it will try to place some of the affected employees within the bank's other operations. "While interest rates for homebuyers and lenders remain very favorable by historical standards, the demand for mortgage financing we experienced in recent ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, April 18, 2014 3:57:00 PM
Save-A-Lot to build Midfield store
Save-A-Lot, a full-service grocery store will be the new anchor at West Hills Plaza in Midfield. Property owner Sam Sharp, with Sharp Realty & Management, confirmed the Missouri-based grocer has a lease and will begin construction in May and should open in August. A subsidiary of SuperValu, the grocery store will occupy 19,000 square feet of space in a center Sharp says is now 100 percent occupied. “It's going to be a brand new corporate store,” Sharp said. “They are likely going to s...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, April 18, 2014 3:19:00 PM
Bentley, Bachus among officials scheduled for Northern Beltline groundbreaking
Construction on the first segment began in February. PALMERDALE, Alabama -- Gov. Robert Bentley, U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus and Federal Highway Administration Deputy Administrator Greg Nadeau are expected to address an official groundbreaking Monday for the Northern Beltline. Elected officials and leaders from along the proposed route of the planned 52-mile highway corridor have been invited to the event, which is scheduled for ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 3:04:16 PM
Regions consolidates branches to boost efficiency
Regions Financial Corp. consolidated almost 30 branches in March across its footprint to improve its efficiency and expense management. Executives with the Birmingham banking giant first informed investors about their decision to make consolidations in December during a presentation at the Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference. Here’s the amount of branches the bank has closed in different states: three in Illinois, seven in Florida, seven in Tennessee, four in Mississippi, fi...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, April 18, 2014 2:36:00 PM
Poll: What do you think of the school bus fees approved by the Hoover school board?
Some parents and residents say school bus fees will cause an undue burden on Hoover families, but others say the bus fees approved Thursday night are a fair compromise. HOOVER, Alabama - The Hoover school board's decision Thursday night to charge students a fee to ride the school bus in the next school year has elicited some strong emotions. Some parents and residents are disappointed, saying school bus fees will cause an und...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 2:13:13 PM
3 years in prison for man who bought beer linked to crash that killed high school cheerleader
Willie Jarod Scott, 23, was denied probation and taken into custody April 16, 2014. Kristan Cox ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Alabama - A Ragland man has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a fatal 2012 car crash that killed a 16-year-old cheerleader. Willie Jarod Scott, 23, wasn't driving the car that killed 16-year-old Kristan Cox. He wasn't even in the car. But, authorities said, he is the one who bought b...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 1:32:53 PM
BBVA Compass expands Bama Banking
BBVA Compass is expanding its University of Alabama-branded Bama Banking checking and savings accounts as a way to continue to connect with consumers through sports and also cater to the growing demand for banking without visiting a branch. The Birmingham-based bank first released its “Bama-branded” check card last year in honor of the Crimson Tide’s 15th national championship. The product now includes team-branded Internet and mobile banking services. “Online and mobile banking adoption...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, April 18, 2014 1:19:00 PM
Food truck project could evolve into "food Incubator" for downtown
The Tillman Levenson Annex was purchased and renovated last year to be a commissary and kitchen space for the Fresh Off the Bun food truck. Brad Wardlaw, principal at SAS Architects helped to purchase the building for his wife, who owns the Birmingham food truck business. In May, Wardlaw hopes to close on the property next to the 8,800 square-foot building in order to create a “food incubator” for food startups in the city. It's address is 1215 Second Ave. N. “It falls in line with wh...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, April 18, 2014 12:47:00 PM
Georgia murder suspect captured at apartment complex in Hoover's Ross Bridge
Marcus Lamont Payne was arrested just before 11 a.m. on Ashby Lane. Marcus Lamont Payne (Hoover Police Department) HOOVER, Alabama - A man wanted in a Georgia shooting that killed a man and seriously injured a woman earlier this week was captured Friday morning at Ross Bridge in Hoover. Marcus Lamont Payne, 39, was taken into custody about 10:51 a.m. by Hoover police patrol officers and members of the department's Spec...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 12:12:49 PM
Alabama’s unemployment rate rises to 6.7 percent
Alabama’s unemployment rate was 6.7 percent for March, which was above the rates for both the prior month and same period the previous year, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. The unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in February and 6.6 percent in March 2013. March’s jobless rate represents 144,628 unemployed persons, compared to 137,232 in February and 141,015 in March 2013. “The unemployment rate increased this month because we saw the labor force grow by more than 14,000, a...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, April 18, 2014 12:02:00 PM
7-year-old caught with loaded handgun at Jefferson County elementary school
Sheriff's officials said they believe the boy was curious about the gun and didn't plan to harm anyone. JEFFERSON COUNTY, Alabama - A 7-year-old Jefferson County boy has been suspended after he was caught with a loaded gun at his elementary school. The incident happened Thursday at Center Point Elementary. Earlier this week, an 8-year-old boy and several other students were suspended when an 8-year-old was found to hav...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 11:51:15 AM
Two UAB students win $7,500 Goldwater scholarships, a third gets honorable mention
Two UAB students have been named Goldwater Scholars for 2014 by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in Excellence in Education Foundation, and a third UAB student won an honorable mention. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Two UAB students have been named Goldwater Scholars for 2014 by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in Excellence in Education Foundation. Bliss Chang, a junior majoring in biochemistry and biology, an...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 11:28:58 AM
New MAX hydrogen fuel cell bus begins rolling through Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The yellow and blue bus that is going into service Friday morning marks another green technology addition for Birmingham-area transit. The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority's MAX fleet now includes one of the few hydrogen fuel cell buses in operation nationwide. The bus went into operation Friday morning along Route No. 92, which runs through the city's... BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The yellow and blue bus that...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 11:25:06 AM
The Women's Fund to sponsor training on helping victims of human trafficking
The training will focus specifically on response to victims who are minors. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham will sponsor training for area social workers, counselors and other social service professionals on human trafficking victim identification and response. The training will be held Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jefferson County Department of Human Resources. This Alabama State Board ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 10:45:53 AM
UAB history prof wins prize for book telling why 'Solid South' flipped to Republicans from Democrats
A UAB history professor who wrote a book describing how the formerly Democratic "Solid South" went Republican in the 20th century has won a prize from The University of Alabama Press. UAB history professor Glenn Feldman (UAB photo) BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A UAB history professor who wrote a book describing how and why the so-called "Solid South" flipped its political allegiance from the Democratic Party to the Republi...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 10:44:12 AM
Hoover school board changes evaluation method for Superintendent Andy Craig
More than 40 people will participate in the evaluation of the superintendent, school board President Paulette Pearson said. Hoover schools Superintendent Andy Craig (Mark Almond/malmond@al.com) HOOVER, Alabama - Hoover schools Superintendent Andy Craig will be evaluated by more than 40 people this year, not just the school board, board President Paulette Pearson announced Thursday. Pearson said she and the board dec...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 9:54:23 AM
Authorities identify man who hanged himself in jail after bizarre attack on Bessemer couple
Lorenzo Raymond Horne was pronounced dead in his cell. BESSEMER, Alabama - Authorities on Friday identified a 26-year-old man who police say stabbed another man and kidnapped a woman Wednesday night before he hanged himself in the Bessemer City Jail. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the man as Lorenzo Raymond Horne. He was found dead in his cell between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. Thursday. Bessemer polic...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 9:18:38 AM
'Family can finally have peace,' prosecutor says after Bessemer man's conviction in 2009 cold case s
Demitrius Alexander did not take the verdict against him very well. After jurors were excused, Alexander refused to sign a document to set up a pre-sentence investigation and report by county probation officers. "I don't agree with this conviction sir," Alexander told Cole. Demitrius Alexander   BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A Bessemer man was convicted Thursday of murder in the 2009 slaying of a 38-year-old Birmingham ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 8:54:27 AM
What do you give the Dalai Lama? Birmingham businesswoman has challenge, excitement of deciding
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - It's not every day that you get to present one of the world's most influential people with a gift. And yet that's the honor being given to Birmingham business owner Melissa Kendrick upon the Dalai Lama's planned visit to Birmingham this coming fall. The Dalai Lama--an international human rights activist, religious figure and the exiled leader... BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - It's not every day that you get to present on...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 8:29:36 AM
Forecast: More rain today for Birmingham area but sunny Saturday, Easter Sunday ahead
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- More rain is in store for the Birmingham area but the next few days should be sunny. Here is the National Weather Service forecast: Today: Rain, mainly before 4 p.m. High near 58. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Tonight: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 1 a.m. Mostly... BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- More rain is in store for the Birmingham area but the next few days should be sunny. Here is the National ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 7:44:00 AM
Hoover schools to charge students to ride the bus
Continuing a previous plan to charge students to ride the bus, the Hoover school board Thursday night unanimously voted to charge a fee for students to ride the bus to and from school in the 2014-15 school year. AL.com reports the vote is pending approval by the U.S. District Court. If it goes through, the school district would operate under a fee schedule that would charge students $40.75 a month, or $2.26 per day, to ride the bus. Discounts would be available for students who qualify fo...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, April 18, 2014 7:30:00 AM
First he halted drug tests. See what federal receiver now requires of managers in Jefferson County
The court appointed receiver has instituted a contract review process that has delayed for weeks and in some cases months some contracts from coming to the county commission, officials say Dr. Ronald Sims BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A court appointed receiver has taken charge of reviewing every contract that comes into Jefferson County, slowing operations of the government, some officials say. Nearly 1,300 contracts came...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 6:30:00 AM
The colossal quackery collection of Dr. Pappas! McWane exhibit illuminates the cure-all's colorful h
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- It is nothing more than a metal case with a 1,000 watt bulb and a small fan to prevent overheating, but in the early 20th century the "spectro-chrome" may have seemed the only hope for a person suffering from cancer. The spectro-chrome used different colored lenses with each color designated to cure a specific ailment. Even... BIRMINGHAM , Alabama -- It is nothing more than a metal case with a 1,000 watt bulb and a small fan to ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 6:30:00 AM
Murderer gets last-minute pardon at the gallows in Today in Pictures
A collection of some of the best pictures from the Associated Press Samereh Alinejad and her husband Abdolghani remove the noose from the neck of blindfolded Bilal who was convicted of murdering their son Abdollah in the northern city of Nour, Iran. Bilal who was convicted of killing Abdollah Hosseinzadeh, was pardoned by the victim's family moments before being executed. Immigrants suspected of being in the country illegall...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, April 18, 2014 12:34:33 AM
Birmingham doing better than others in home equity
Sometimes housing data can be a double-edged sword. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the home price/home equity equation. There are around 9.1 million homes with mortgages that are still underwater, meaning the owner owes 25 percent or more than the value's property. According to recent numbers from RealtyTrac, Birmingham is doing better than other cities when it comes to negative equity. Only 5 percent of mortgaged homes in Jefferson County are listed as “seriously underwater...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:52:00 PM
Fed Beige Book: Economic activity has modestly increased
Businesses in multiple industry sectors in the Federal Reserve System’s Sixth District, which includes Birmingham, are optimistic about the economy and expect moderate near-term growth. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta recently released its latest beige book analysis of economic conditions, which covers a six-week from mid-February through March. Here are a few highlights from the report: Consumer spending and tourism- Retailers cited increased activity after sluggish sales at the ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:49:00 PM
Update and celebrate: Birmingham Water Works Board holds reception with council members, Democratic
This evening's meeting comes a few weeks after legislation failed that would have expanded the Water Works Board to include non-Birmingham appointed members, cap board pay and mandate term limits. An Executive Committee meeting of the Birmingham Water Works Board held in Birmingham, Alabama Thursday February 27, 2014. (Frank Couch/fcouch@al.com)   BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Birmingham Water Works Board leaders th...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:12:47 PM
Spain Park High School 1 of 4 national finalists for ACT College and Career Transition Award
The award is given to a high school for its work to prepare students for life after high school. Spain Park High School HOOVER, Alabama - Spain Park High School learned today that it has been selected as one of four national finalists for the ACT College and Career Transition Award for helping students prepare for life after high school. Eight states are participating in ACT's College and Career Readiness Campaign t...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:52:02 PM
Forecast: Friday could be rainy in Birmingham, but the weekend should be beautiful
As the weekend rolls around, expect sunny skies with highs once again in the 70s. View full size National Weather Service There's a chance of rain starting early Friday and throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service , though temperatures should remain mild throughout the night and into the weekend. As the weekend rolls around, expect sunny skies with highs once again in the 70s. Tree pollen su...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:00:00 PM
Hoover school board approves bus fees for 2014-15 school year -- pending court approval
 HOOVER, Alabama -- The Hoover Board of Education tonight unanimously approved school bus fees for the 2014-15 school year, but only for planning purposes and pending approval by U.S. District Court. The board last year voted to end school bus service for all but special education students. The proposed fee would be $40.75 per month or equivalent of $2.26... (File photo)   HOOVER, Alabama -- The Hoover Board of Education tonight unanimously ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 17, 2014 6:21:00 PM
Electric Company
By Charles Buchanan • Photos by Tim Jones and Steve Wood • Video by Jean-Jacques Gaudel Adam Stermer has been thinking a lot about polyester lately—specifically, how to drape more than 5,000 square feet of it over the façade of the Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center (ASC) without destroying the structure. “The wind drag created by one sheet of this tremendous amount of fabric would tear the building apart in a mild breeze,” says Stermer, the ASC’s technical director. “So our...
UAB Magazine at Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:00:00 AM
Destination Transformation
By Matt Windsor • Illustrations by Ernie Eldredge In June 2012, five years after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Lessley Hynson threw a party. The guest list included doctors, nurses, CT scan technicians—“anybody who had anything to do with my care,” says Hynson. She had beat heavy odds to make it so far; only 5 percent of patients with pancreatic cancer reach the five-year milestone. “I’m aware of how few people survive, and it still su...
UAB Magazine at Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:00:00 AM
Brain Bodyguard
Brain Bodyguard David Geldmacher Makes Moves Against Alzheimer's By Robin Sutton Anders and Eleanor Spicer Rice Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of Americans and is the nation’s sixth leading cause of death. Alzheimer’s is marked by the accelerating death of brain cells, which means early detection is critical, says David Geldmacher, M.D., director of the UAB Division of Memory Disorders and Behavioral Neurology and Charles and Patsy Collat Professor of Neurology. Geldmache...
UAB Magazine at Monday, March 17, 2014 2:56:47 PM
Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
Students practice collaborative community outreach in Birmingham in preparation for solving the world's problems. By Rosalind Fournier Kathryn Van Marter-Sanders is preparing for a career in the Peace Corps with a master’s degree from the UAB School of Public Health. But before she travels abroad, the second-year student has already tackled real community health problems in Birmingham as part of the UAB Interprofessional Global Health Service Learning (IGHSL) program. The program, wh...
UAB Magazine at Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:31:00 PM
Show Time
Show Time A New Lead for Musical Theatre at UAB By Rosalind Fournier Valerie Accetta, M.F.A., assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and the head of UAB’s new bachelor of fine arts degree program in musical theatre, has plenty of impressive roles under her belt, from playing romantic lead Margy Frake in the first national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair to singing baroque opera in Greece. Making it on Broadway, or any other venue, requires more than hitt...
UAB Magazine at Friday, February 28, 2014 1:59:49 PM
Medicine in Motion
Medicine in Motion A Spin Through UAB’s New Cyclotron By Matt Windsor Imagine you want to find tiny outposts of cancer, track the growth of Alzheimer’s plaques, or detect early signs of heart disease—things that you just can’t do with a traditional MRI or CT scan. One way would be to attach a homing device to a normal body compound, like glucose, insert it into a patient, and see where it goes. That’s positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in a nutshell. The first step is m...
UAB Magazine at Tuesday, February 25, 2014 8:56:11 AM
State of Education
UAB Alumni Serve As Alabama’s Top Teachers By Javacia Harris Bowser Alabama Teacher of the Year is much more than a title on a plaque. It’s a reward that carries great responsibility for the winning educators, who become the voice of teachers across the state. Here, three UAB School of Education alumni who have received the prestigious honor describe their time as education advocates.   Changing the Conversation Since May 2013, when Alison Grizzle , Ed.D., became Alabama T...
UAB Magazine at Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:18:10 AM
Research Roadmap
First Steps for a New Generation of Cancer Leaders By Gail Allyn Short   UAB's CaRES program is designed to attract a new generation of cancer researchers by pairing graduate students with UAB investigators. Ayesha Bryant (left), who now heads UAB clinical research in thoracic surgery, was a CaRES intern in graduate school. Last summer she worked with medical resident Patrick Yu (right). Michael Behring, M.S.P.H., had never considered a career as a cancer researcher. But one...
UAB Magazine at Thursday, January 16, 2014 7:19:00 PM

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